Women over 50: The Easy Fall Garden!

Sadhvi

I didn’t think I could fit in any fall planting this year in my garden.  I went back and forth quite a bit in my head until a couple of weeks ago, there was a moment out of time where I found myself cleaning up a few beds and amending the soil with some composted manure without much effort. 

Sadhvi's October White Zinnia
Sadhvi's Favorite Salads for Fall

Often, I will make a big thing out of something that really does not take much time…it just has to BE the right time, the right moment!  I watered the beds well, and waited a few days until I sprinkled a mixture of leftover lettuce seed packets over them.  I did want some collards and didn’t have any seed, so I bought a 6 pack of starts for $2.39, planted them, and well, that was easy!   

"Firecracker vine"
There is Swiss chard from the spring that is still going strong too, which is why I always will have that wonderful vegetable in my garden.  So after a few weeks of doing nothing, there is so much salad that I am glad that I didn’t listen to my mind because I hate store bought lettuce; it’s expensive and it’s not fresh.  Just in case you  have the weather for fall planting where you live, you might want to plant something that you like to eat, because it is so worth it with little actual effort!
Sadhvi's Fall Garden 2
Sadhvi's Pink Zinnia in October

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

4 thoughts on “Women over 50: The Easy Fall Garden!

  1. hmmm, i have never been to san marcos, but i will certainly stop by to visit you mary rose when i come to visit katina in oceanside! i plan to do a detox cleanse with katina…she is a long-time friend who does raw food and colonics…you should check her out if you need that kind of cleansing.
    http://www.detoxwithrawfood.com

  2. San Marcos is very close to Oceanside, so you can come & spread your magic here too! I love seeing your photos & I remember the DELICIOUS salad from your garden that we enjoyed last year. You have made me want a garden, something I never really considered before.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    xxoo
    Mary Rose

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